Durham News: Community

Daybook, Dec. 13-19


Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. for newcomers and 10:30 a.m. for regular members in room 220 at Structure House, 3017 Pickett Road. 919-929-9891.

Jazz music

Holiday jazz music with the Ben Lassiter Trio and NAKIYASOUL will be at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

River Rhythms! West African Drumming

A weekly drumming group for adults meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garret Road. 919-644-1335, kathyhopwood@embarqmail.com.


Durham Rotary Club

The Durham Rotary Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan St.

Public forums

Two community forums will be held this week for Durham residents to discuss the selection of the next police chief. One will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 N. Driver St., and one in Spanish will be at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at El Centro Hispano, 600 E. Main St. A survey is also available online: bit.ly/durhampolicechiefsearch.

Art with the Experts

Nasher Museum of Art staff will discuss “The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light” at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.


Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends of addicts, meets from 8-9 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3638 Chapel Hill Road. 919-596-2915, nar-anon.org.


Durham Twirlers

The Durham Twirlers meet for square dancing from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Edison Johnson Park, 500 W. Murray Ave. Singles and couples are welcome. 919-475-9701.

North Durham Rotary Club

The North Durham Rotary Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Parizade Cafe, 2200 W. Main St.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St. 919-683-3013.


Judy Hogan reads from “The Sands of Gower: The First Penny Weaver Mystery” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.

TRY Coalition

The TRY Coalition will meet at 10:30 a.m. on the Golden Belt third floor, 807 E. Main St. durhamtry.org.

Northgate Jams

Northgate Mall’s old time, bluegrass and country jam sessions are 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays near the mall’s Center Court, 1058 W. Club Blvd. All musicians are welcome.

Kiwanis Club of Durham

The Kiwanis Club of Durham meets at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at Hope Valley Country Club, 3803 Dover Road. kiwanisclubofdurham.org.

Technology seminar

A seminar on technology for small business management is 6-8 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza, on the first floor. Registration is required: 919-560-4180, extension 17241, Vincent.Wingate@DurhamNC.gov, bit.ly/1MrEBKq.

Blood drive

A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the VA Medical Center, 508 Fulton St. redcrossblood.org.

Farmers’ markets

The South Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center at 5410 N.C. Highway 55.

The Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 10 a.m. to noon at 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com.

Santa’s Workshop

Balloon art is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in suite 140 near Center Court at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd.

Durham Chess Club

The Durham Chess Club meets for casual chess from 2-4:30 p.m. Saturdays at the North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road. Sets, boards and instructions are provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 919-479-7020, cconero@aol.com.

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